New Here

New Here

New Here

Post Category: How to Plant a Church

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

Titus 1:11-14

Titus 1;11-14

In a recent survey conducted by the Francis Schaeffer Institute, it was discovered that 75% of pastors said that they felt unqualified and ill-prepared for ministry. The survey also discovered that 71% said that they felt burnt out and 30% said that they had committed a sin that was so serious that they should not be in the ministry anymore. While those numbers are a littl...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:4-6

Titus 1;4-6

Several years ago, Forbes Magazine published a list of eight qualities that make a great leader. The list included: 1) Enthusiasm2) Integrity3) Great Communication Skills4) Loyalty5) Decisiveness6) Managerial Competence7) Empowerment8) Charisma The Bible has its own list of qualities that make a great leader and it is found in Titus 1. There Paul writes in verse 7, "For ...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:10-11

Titus 1;10-11

David Koresh was a cult leader from the 1990's who believed that he was the Messiah and had unlocked the seven seals of revelation. He also taught that the final battle of Armageddon was approaching and, as a result, his followers began to stockpile weapons in a military compound in Waco, Texas. This led to an investigation by the FBI and a 51 day stand-off that resulted i...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:8-9

Titus 1;8-9

The word "elder" in the Bible is the Greek presbyteros, which simply means "a leader of the church". There are other words that describe this office as well such as epskopos which means an "overseer" or "administrator" and poimen which could be translated "pastor" or "shepherd". However, they all refer to the same position. An elder is someone who leads the church in a she...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:8

Titus 1;8

Crete is an island just off the coast of Greece in the Mediterranean Sea. It is 156 miles long and 35 miles wide. In the First Century it had a reputation for being a dangerous place. One author said that there were three evil C's in the ancient world: Cilicia, Cappadocia, and Crete. Another author named Polybius said, "The Cretans, on account of their innate greed, live i...

Keep Reading

Titus 1

Titus 1

According to Smith's Bible Dictionary, an Apostle is someone who was personally sent out by Jesus to do the following things: 1) Work miracles2) Write Scripture3) Lay a foundation for the church The dictionary goes on to point out that every book of the New Testament was written by an Apostle or a close associate of one. Everything we need to know about the church has be...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:1-4

Titus 1;1-4

A plaque in a small country church once read: This is my church. It is composed of people just like me. It will be friendly if I am. It will do a great work if I do it. It will be generous and loving and loyal only if I am all of those things. Therefore, with God's help, I dedicate myself to the task of being all the things I want my church to be. Whoever said that g...

Keep Reading

Titus 1:1-2

Titus 1;1-3

Several years ago, an interesting caricature was printed in a Baptist journal. To get a laugh out of its readers, the journal said:You might be a Baptist if: 1) You think you will have to take a covered dish to heaven. 2) You feel guilty about throwing your bulletins away after the service.3) You think the Epistles are the wives of the Apostles. 4) When you were little, y...

Keep Reading

New Series on Titus

How to Plant a Church Series

It has been said that the number of churches that close each year is three times that of the number that open. According to a Radio Canada International study, some denominations in Canada have lost half of their adherents in the last 50 years and, in certain provinces like Quebec, 400 church buildings have been sold. This is not to sound depressed but merely to say that i...

Keep Reading